Found June 30, 2012 on Baseball Instinct:
Prospect Instinct 2012 Yasmani Grandal, C San Diego Padres 11/8/1988 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 205 Yasmani Grandal was recently called up to  San Diego to take the roster spot of current starting catcher,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Padres Recall Grandal, Option Hundley to AAA

Press Release Provided by the San Diego Padres media department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have recalled catcher Yasmani Grandal from Triple-A Tucson and have optioned catcher Nick Hundley to the same Tucson club.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. Grandal, 23, is making his second stint with the Padres after...

Grandal, Amarista, and Wells Lead Padres Over Rockies.

After getting bombed on Friday night, the Padres fought back and beat the Rockies convincingly in two straight games to take the series. Game two showcased Yasmani Grandal’s first big league start, after the demotion of Nick Hundley, and Alexi Amarista and his sudden power surge. But the Padres relied on the arm of 35 year-old Kip Wells on Sunday and were not disappointed as he...

Yasmani Grandal: Rookie Catcher Sets Record in Starting Debut

When the San Diego Padres traded Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds, they got a haul of prospects in return that included studs Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal. Alonso is having a very solid rookie season already and Grandal made his debut as a starter Saturday night in Colorado. To say it was a memorable evening would be an understatement. Grandal collected his first two major...

Padres Hitter/Pitcher of the Month

Hitter of the month: LF – Carlos Quentin June totals: 280/413/493 – 4 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R Q turned out to be exactly the hitter the Padres brass hoped he would be, just 3 months too late to save the season. Outside of a rough Rangers series Carlos was a consistent threat posting 5 multi-hit games, 4 home runs and reaching base with the consistency of a lead-off hitter. He is also...

Padres hope Hundley can find stroke in minors

Catcher Nick Hundley, who has been in an almost season-long slump, was optioned to Triple-A Tucson by the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal was promoted from Tucson to take Hundley's place. Hundley during spring training signed a contract extension that is guaranteed to pay the 28-year-old $9 million through 2014. Hundley hit a career...

Daily Friar 6.30.12

The Padres are first! First to get to 50 losses in the league. How exciting is that. Congratulations Padres fans, we are the worst team in baseball and we are letting it be known. We got our 50th loss in fitting fashion. Too many mistakes and not enough offense led to a 10-2 loss from the Rockies. This is a team that isn't doing great this season either and we got slaughtered...

Dodgers, Padres Discussing Chase Headley

A few days ago I suggested the Dodgers should turn their attention towards Chase Headley, after missing out on Kevin Youkilis. To my surprise I see that Jon Heyman is writing about the Dodgers talking business with their division rivals about acquiring the young third baseman. Let me preface what I am about to say, by saying that I don't think Headley is the answer...

San Diego's Cashner stellar in reincarnation as a starter

Even while he was away at Double-A San Antonio for 17 days, right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner created as much interest as any Padre this season. Acquired from the Cubs last January in a trade that sent first base prospect Anthony Rizzo to the Cubs, the lanky 6-foot-6 Cashner drew immediate interest in spring training simply for throwing triple-digit fastballs and 90 mph changeups...

Daily Friar 6.29.12

Last night was the Padres team that I wanted to see all season. Down 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning it looked all but over. But a little rally and some RISP hitting and we put up a six spot to take a commanding lead. And who would have thought that with the bases loaded the tying run would come in with Carlos Quentin not making contact with the ball. Instead he got hit by a...

Padres 2, Rockies 0

Kip Wells tossed seven strong innings for his first win in nearly three years, Chris Denorfia and Alexi Amarista had two hits apiece and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sunday. Huston Street, named to the NL All-Star team Sunday, pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his 12th save in as many chances. Wells' last win came Sept. 20, 2009, when he beat the Marlins...

Padres 7, Astros 3

Alexi Amarista launched a grand slam for his first major league homer, capping a six-run rally in the ninth inning off Houston closer Brett Myers and lifting the San Diego Padres over the Astros 7-3 Thursday night. Andrew Cashner held Houston hitless for six innings in only his third big league start. Carlos Lee broke up the bid with a one-out single in the seventh and Brian Bogusevic...
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